1. jrwatson's Avatar
    Mine just arrived from Target Mobile online, which shipped for only $149.99 and was not taxed (in CA, tax on a phone is based on the original list price, so it's easily another $50 extra). I've never purchased a phone from a 3rd party before, but I got a rather scary notice that basically said:

    "you agree to repay $200 if during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your wireless carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated, or if you return your purchase outside of the return and exchange provisions of our 14-day Satisfaction Guarantee. This includes transferring equipment even on the same account"

    Is this standard for 3rd party dealers, or does this sound kinda fishy? I've read that Target Mobile isn't even affiliated with Target.. What if my device was stolen/broken and I had to deactivate it within the next 181 days? Does Amazon and/or Best Buy have a similar disclaimer, or should I avoid Target Mobile in the future?
    12-22-2012 12:16 AM
  2. lou61166's Avatar
    I purchase mine at a Verizon store walked in with 200 dollar gift card i got from Verizon fios,for extending my contact,the employee got me a corporate discount,paid 150.00 for the phone added a case and put the balance toward my bill,was also givin a month of free service for hurricane sandy,i have been a Verizon wireless customer for a year and a fios customer for 3 years with no complaints,they have treated me real good.
    12-22-2012 12:31 AM
  3. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I bought mine at the Verizon store on launch day because I didn't want to wait. I've had good luck with best buy too, they usually have good prices/bundles/ return programs and protection plans. I've haven't heard much about target/ walmart/ radio Shack etc though.
    12-22-2012 02:28 AM
  4. RLGL1's Avatar
    Mine came from NewEgg. $149.95 plus a $50.00 gift card. I think the promo ran one day only.
    12-22-2012 09:08 AM
  5. wxrusss8's Avatar
    I got mine at the Verizon store. I've had it a week today. This is one sweet phone. I've had so many people compliment me on my phone. I have no regrets. The battery is great and the storage is no issue. And I actually like Sense.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    12-22-2012 09:24 AM
  6. Djnikkofb's Avatar
    Bought mine outright for $629.00 From Verizon store to Preserve unlimited, on expired contract

    Posted via Droid DNA/Transformer Infinity
    12-22-2012 07:12 PM
  7. bespinct's Avatar
    Wireless Zone. Broke my unlimited for it, don't regret it a bit.

    Steve

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    12-22-2012 09:07 PM
  8. sicario666's Avatar
    Craigslist. After I sifted through all of the flakes I finally came up as a winnah!

    Sent from my DNA
    12-22-2012 10:31 PM
  9. jerrykur's Avatar
    I have heard that a separate EFT is an issue with buying through 3rd parties. It probably impacts the revenue they need to justify the decreased price.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    12-23-2012 01:29 AM
  10. Ezduzit's Avatar
    Bestbuy

    Sent from my busa!
    12-27-2012 10:01 AM
  11. eupher15's Avatar
    Verizon store in Hawaii...upgraded on a feature phone line to keep my unlimited data plan.
    12-27-2012 03:28 PM
  12. MrRicks84's Avatar
    I bought mine from letstalk.com and with the coupon code I only paid 134.99 with free overnight shipping
    12-27-2012 05:16 PM
  13. heartagram616's Avatar
    Bought at Nebraska furniture mart full retail to keep unlimited, 25 month interest free, there goes part of my next bonus.
    12-27-2012 10:44 PM
  14. bwbeck's Avatar
    I bought two from wirefly. Same kinda contract. Also bought two others from Amazon Wireless with same contract.
    12-27-2012 11:10 PM

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